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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Europe in Crisis

I returned from a roasting day on the beach at sunny Bridlington - on the Yorkshire coast to read reports of "Europe in Crisis" due to failed talks on the budget.

Shock horror that France is pursuing its national interests - and thankfully so is Britain.

Am I the only one to find it slightly ironic that literally days ago many commentators suggested that the voters who had chance to say no to the European Constitution got it wrong and that the European project had to move forward.

Now all of a sudden national differences have come to the fore and the European Project is not so "hunky dory" as was once thought.

The nation state may well have a shelf life - but I don't believe that time has yet come. The French may not want us to have our rebate - but the fishermen left at Bridlington are probably not too keen to subside French farming either!

Viva la difference.


  • At Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:46:00 pm, Blogger James Fletcher Baxter said…

    "...the creative process is a choicemaking process."

    The missing element in every human 'solution' is an
    accurate definition of the creature. The way we define
    'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships,
    institutions, life, and future. Important? Only the Creator
    who made us in His own image is qualified to define us
    accurately. Choose wisely...there are results.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by nature
    and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria.
    Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive characteristic
    is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of his
    environments, institutions, and respectful relations to his
    fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots
    are in the Order of the universe.


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